“I’m scared of (Kaizer) Chiefs‚” said Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane ahead of the eagerly awaited showdown between the two sides at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.
Mosimane is an old hand at the mind games and very few will have believed his utterances.
But the Sundowns coach was not finished and he said the premiership log leaders could not afford to lose to Chiefs for the second time this season.
He said he was even toying with the idea of “parking the bus” at FNB Stadium and adopting a very defensive formation.
“Maybe we do five at the back‚” said Mosimane.
“I’m responding to what the table says. We don’t want to lose at FNB.
“We have to be smart. We don’t want to loose.
"You might not win but we are not losing.
"We have to be conservative‚ probably‚ why not. Maybe it’s always the first time.”
The Sundowns coach said he expected Chiefs to attack them as they will have home advantage.
“We are playing away‚ so somebody (Chiefs) must attack‚" he said.
"We will take it nice and easy in that match. They must also attack us.
“We will be very conservative.
"Give you the ball also. You must also come to us.”
Having managed to get target man Jeremy Brockie from SuperSport‚ Mosimane was asked if he would be tempted to start with the New Zealander on Saturday.